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Is aortic aneurysm inherited?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends

An aortic aneurysm can be the result of inherited conditions like marfan's syndrome.
Conversley, aortic aneurysms may appear 'de novo' in those without a family history and only clinical risk factors such as atherosclerosis and hypertension. Since the relationship between genetics and environment is complex, if there is a family history one should always be extra vigilant and monitor.

In brief: Depends

An aortic aneurysm can be the result of inherited conditions like marfan's syndrome.
Conversley, aortic aneurysms may appear 'de novo' in those without a family history and only clinical risk factors such as atherosclerosis and hypertension. Since the relationship between genetics and environment is complex, if there is a family history one should always be extra vigilant and monitor.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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In brief: Not really

Some increased incidence in some families.
Also marfan, , ehrlos danlos and some congenital. The dominant number of AAA seem related to age, atherosclerosis. But we check family members for this common condition.

In brief: Not really

Some increased incidence in some families.
Also marfan, , ehrlos danlos and some congenital. The dominant number of AAA seem related to age, atherosclerosis. But we check family members for this common condition.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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